Public Consensus PredictionTM
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Monsanto’s $289 million Roundup verdict

(Guess the final award: 10,000 RHUCoin bonus)
Public verdict: $289 million (full amount of verdict)
88 jurors voted to form this verdict and were awarded 1,320 RHU. Check your balance to see if you qualified. Log in
Case description

A San Francisco County jury recently found chemical producer Monsanto guilty of knowingly marketing a toxic product and concealing its danger to users and the public—and awarded a $289 million verdict to Dewayne Johnson, a terminally-ill blood cancer patient. Punitive damages amounted to $250 million; compensatory damages, $39 million. The product, Roundup, is a glyphosate compound used as a weed-killer. Hundreds of similar lawsuits have been filed in U.S. federal courts; thousands more in other jurisdictions. Monsanto, which claims Roundup does not cause cancer, will appeal the decision.

Special crypto bonus award: Given the likelihood of appeal and award reduction, what do you think the final award will be? Add your guess in the “I have a better answer” option below, and the closest match to the actual judgment or settlement will win 10,000 RHUCoin when the award is announced.

236 total voters
How the public voted
88 votes
"$289 million (full amount of verdict)"
35 votes
"$151-$288 million"
25 votes
"$51-$100 million"
18 votes
"$26-$50 million"
18 votes
"$101-$150 million"
13 votes
"$1- $5 million"
11 votes
"Less than $1 million"
12 votes
"No damages will be awarded"
11 votes
"$11-$25 million"
See who voted: 8 jury categories.View more

What happens next

Disputing parties will be invited to resolve the matter based on this public verdict. If the parties have agreed beforehand to use the results to arbitrate the case the verdict will be binding. If not, the results are nonbinding but can be used as input to guide further negotiation. Depending on the case, results may be distributed to other interested parties such as regulators and media.